The Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has commended Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers for transforming the state IN spite of the prevailing economic recession in the country.
Yari, who is also the Governor of Zamfara, gave the commendation at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Saturday after a closed-door meeting with Wike.
“It is quite commendable that Wike has managed to come up with some programmes for the betterment of Rivers people.
“This is in spite of the fact that we are having a serious economic crisis in our hands, which we are trying to manage.
“We came here for friendship and private discussion concerning the Nigeria Governors Forum. He is a member and we visit our members.
“When he has the opportunity, Gov. Wike will visit Kebbi and Zamfara. This is a brotherly visit,’’ a statement by Wike’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, quoted Yari as saying.
He lauded his host for key projects within the Government House, “which has lifted the facility’’.
“Wike took us round to see development projects and the way he is changing the face of the Government House”, he said.
The forum chairman, who was in company with his Kebbi State counterpart, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu, was later joined by Sen. Andy Uba.
Highpoint of the visit was an inspection of ongoing projects at the Government House.
Guided by the host governor, the visitors inspected the restoration and extension project of the Brick House Complex and the Government House Chapel.
They also inspected the newly acquired operational vans to be donated to security agencies by the state government.